Holy Heat!

Yesterday I had a Nature Valley Energy Bar before my run.  I am in love with these bars!  They taste good and I think they really do work.

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I ran and it was 98 degrees, but it felt like it was 103!  There was a random rain shower right before I went, so it got really humid afterwards too.  I had to go really slow.  The heat is ridiculous!  I tried to wait until closer to dark to run, but I needed to get it done.  Honestly, I didn’t really want to go at all.  I had a ton of excuses:  I had a headache, I was really tired, and I had a really stressful day at work.   I also kept thinking about how hot it was, and I was trying to talk myself out of it.  But, I knew that if I didn’t go, it might turn into two days, or even three before I went again.  I really had no good excuse to not run.  So, I put on my shoes and out the door I went.  Usually when I do not really want to go, that is the time that I need it the most. PicMonkey Collage

I know I was complaining about how hot it was yesterday, and it was.  But, this seemed so much worse.  And now that I’m thinking about it, maybe it was because I got so overheated yesterday.  But anyways, back to the run.  I was completely in my head today.  I’ve had a couple of hard days at work, and I also have some family things going on.  So, I really needed this run.  The emotional stress is very draining and can wear you down.  Since I had so much on my mind, I started out really fast.  I ran too hard and by the fourth mile, I thought I was going to throw up.  I stopped and walked for a while and then I tried to run again.  But I couldn’t go very far or long before that feeling came back.  I finally had to just quit.  I got really dizzy and kept feeling nauseous.  This was the first time that I was actually scared that I might not make it home, it was that bad!  I was only a block away, but I seriously thought about asking one of the neighbors to drive me.  But I pushed thru and walked back home.  I downed a whole bottle of water as soon as I walked in the door! I laid down on the floor for a minute and my dog brought me the towel off the kitchen counter and then he laid by me until I felt better!  (He likes to take the towel so I will chase him)

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On a different note, I have started listening to podcasts while I run and I love them!  (Thanks Run Eat Repeat) I have tried Criminal, but I couldn’t really get into this one the way I did with Serial.  I’m going to try Undisclosed.  I didn’t listen to it today, because I had so much on my mind and I knew I would just tune it out.  But, I will try it on my next run.

After my run and after I pulled myself out of the floor, I played ball with Jake until he was worn out!

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Then I came in and made some dinner.  I had scrambled eggs with Cholula, Sarah Lee 45 calorie Multi Grain toast, and Smuckers reduced sugar jelly.  This is my favorite dinner, or breakfast, or lunch.  I could eat this any time.  After that I watched Bachelor in Paradise and Big Bang Theory reruns all night. Sheldon is awesome!

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If anyone has any suggestions for a good podcast, please let me know.

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